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  • Summary: Grab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to SteamWorld Dig. A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is runningGrab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to SteamWorld Dig. A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is running short... [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
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  1. Oct 16, 2017
    100
    I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone, whether you’re familiar with the first SteamWorld Dig or not. Image and Form have done a fantastic job with this follow-up, and much like their track record so far with the SteamWorld universe, the experience here is impeccable.
  2. Sep 26, 2017
    92
    SteamWorld Dig 2 is everything that you may want for a sequel. It takes the digging formula of its predecessor and makes it more fun to play, prettier to look at, and more pleasant to listen to. Fans of both platform and Metroidvania genres will be pleased by its enjoyable gameplay and, even if you’re not into those style of games, it may be worth a try - as it is one of the best indie games released on the Switch.
  3. Sep 25, 2017
    90
    Every advancement Dig 2 makes to its story and mechanics strengthens your initiative to progress. There's an overwhelming sense of momentum that runs through the adventure; as if developer Image & Form sifted the original in a pan, removing its redundancies while expanding upon what made it so fun to persistently play. In your quest to acquire every upgrade and explore every nook and cranny, there's no shortage of hidden collectables to discover.
  4. Oct 11, 2017
    90
    Once again Image & Form continue to pour heart, soul and quality into their games. Steamworld Dig 2 is another near perfect entry in the Steamworld universe, and the enhanced art design makes me wish that they go back to both the original Dig and Heist and update them and release them on the Switch. I would be the first in line to buy them again.
  5. Sep 22, 2017
    89
    Action, exploration, platforming, beautiful visuals... SteamWorld Dig 2 improves on everything from the original game, adding some metroidvania elements, and making it one of the best indies for the Nintendo Switch.
  6. Oct 2, 2017
    85
    Steamworld Dig 2 makes you dig like Minecraft, while exploring away like Castlevania. This solid adventure gets even better thanks to the cool dungeon levels and its duration.
  7. Oct 18, 2017
    75
    In summary, SteamWorld Dig 2 is a stellar addition to the Switch, and it’s a great throwback to the classic 2D platformers and side-scrollers of yesteryear. There’s more to the game than just the main story mode, and going off the beaten track to discover side quests, relics and other secrets is very rewarding. From the unique plot to the charming visuals, SteamWorld Dig 2 excels from the off. I especially loved the Western style music, which suits the theme of the game really well. Indie titles have been flooding onto the Switch since its release, and the highly-impressive nature of them has me excited to see what comes out next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
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  1. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    I don't really like giving things a 10, but literally my only complaint with this game was that finished it and wanted more.

    But 10 hours
    I don't really like giving things a 10, but literally my only complaint with this game was that finished it and wanted more.

    But 10 hours for 15 quid is a solid return. I'd love steamworld dig 3 to be absolutely huge.

    The art style is gorgeous, the music and atmosphere is perfect, digging for teasure is tonnes of fun, the levelling up system, the puzzles, boss fights. All of it, no complaints.

    Mighy have to go play the first game now, but so glad i found this one, beats shovel knight as my fave indie game ever.
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  2. Oct 3, 2017
    10
    firstly, my score is 9.5, but i had round it, so i chose to round it up.
    steamworld dig 2 is hands down the BEST switch game, apart from
    firstly, my score is 9.5, but i had round it, so i chose to round it up.
    steamworld dig 2 is hands down the BEST switch game, apart from zelda.
    100%ing the game took me a solid 20 hours, which is very worth it for a 20$ game.
    every part of this game is amazing and addictive.
    a huge highlights is the extra content for complitionists- i wont spoil it, but its super challenging and refreshing.

    the ONLY complaint i have with this game is that after unlocking the hookshot, the wall jumpimg becomes useless. and after unlocking the jet engine, the hook shot becomes useless. this makes returning to past areas of the game feel like childsplay, while skipping some puzzles almost entirely.

    final score is 9.5, its absolutely fantastic. GO BUY THIS GAME RIGHT NOW!!
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  3. Feb 5, 2018
    10
    My first experience in this wacky little franchise was with this game. I did not know what to expect but soon discovered that Image & FormMy first experience in this wacky little franchise was with this game. I did not know what to expect but soon discovered that Image & Form have created an incredible franchise. One I would recommend to everyone. The charm is there in the characters, dialogue, story, music, design, puzzles and all; something that is often lacking in the mass market of gaming these days. Very at home on Nintendo Switch. 10/10 Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2017
    9
    This is a fun and challenging little platformer that has more depth than it's predecessor and far more personality. The colors and graphicsThis is a fun and challenging little platformer that has more depth than it's predecessor and far more personality. The colors and graphics are quite beautiful and the platforming aspect is quite creative. It is worth a shot if you want a new platformer to try out for the Switch, and if you are a fan of the first installment. I am a huge fan of the gameboy advance Castlevania games, and this is the closest it is going to get, since one hasn't come out in quite a long time. Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2018
    9
    What a great game that keeps you playing to do "just one more run". Goes hand in hand on Switch with the short play sessions. The loop ofWhat a great game that keeps you playing to do "just one more run". Goes hand in hand on Switch with the short play sessions. The loop of mining, discovery and upgrade is very satisfying and paced perfectly. I never felt like I had to grind to power up or that I was too weak to go on without upgrading. I've already resolved to be a launch day buyer when the inevitable Dig3 comes around Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2017
    9
    Steamworld Dig 2 is by far one of the most entertaining indie titles that I have had the honor of playing in a while, the game play is fun,Steamworld Dig 2 is by far one of the most entertaining indie titles that I have had the honor of playing in a while, the game play is fun, challenging and intuitive and keeps you wanting more and more as your progress. The story itself is lacking and the visuals take advantage of the 720p display on the switch making the game itself look amazing! i have come across a few bugs but nothing that breaks my experience or makes me want to put the game down. The combat is simple but challenging making it almost impossible at times to out maneuver the enemies. This games makes it easy yet at times difficult to purchase better equipment and upgrade your gear giving you extra perks. Getting upgrade cogs isn't hard but they don't make it easy and it especially had me ripping a couple hairs out of my skull in some parts in order to get collectibles. Steamworld Dig 2 is not only a great indie game but I would put it up there in the top 10 indie games on the Nintendo Switch. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2018
    6
    I have beaten SteamWorld Dig 1, and 2 now, were they both good? they weren't bad. However, 2 is a major improvement.

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